QNB Stars League Week 19 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Sadd


Al Sadd coach Jesualdo Ferreira spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 19 match against Al Duhail.

“The team that wins this match should win the league shield. Al Duhail are the strong favourites to win because they had an extra day’s rest. And also because they had won the title last year, whereas we had not been successful in the league for a few seasons now.

“One team cannot win the title all the time and we are capable of doing it this time. Al Duhail have the best players, good coach and the best attack line, but all those advantages will end one day.

“Our match with Al Duhail is one of the easiest games for the coach because he will not need to motivate players who realise its importance. I expect it to be a fun match because it will be played between two teams that are aggressive.

“The absence of Hassan (Al Haydous) and Morteza Mohammed due to injuries will not affect us in a big way. We have never played a game with full strength this season and we will play with the available players,” said Ferreira.